The Namesake

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Universal acclaim - based on 33 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

Summary: Spanning two generations, two clashing cultures and two very different ways of life that crash into each other only to become lovingly intertwined, The Namesake is ultimately about the imminently relevant question: what does it mean to be an American family? (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

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Runtime: 122 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language.
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Genre: Drama
Countries: USA, India
Languages: English, French, Hindi, Bengali
Home Release Date: Nov 27, 2007
Director Credit
Mira Nair Director
Writer Credit
Jhumpa Lahiri Novel
Sooni Taraporevala Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Irrfan Khan Ashoke
Kal Penn Gogol/Nikhil
Tabu Ashima
Cast Credit
Brooke Smith Sally
Dhruv Mookerji Rana
Jacinda Barrett Maxine
Jagannath Guha Ghosh
Ruma Guha Thakurta Ashoke's Mother
Sabyasachi Chakraborty Ashima's Father
Sahira Nair Sonia
Sandip Deb Music Teacher
Sukanya Rini
Tamal Ray Chowdhury Ashoke's Father
Tanushree Shankar Ashima's Mother
Zuleikha Robinson Moushumi Mazumdar
Producer Credit
Anadil Hossain Line Producer: India
Dinaz Stafford Associate Producer
Lori Keith Douglas Co-Producer
Lydia Dean Pilcher Producer
Mira Nair Producer
Ronnie Screwvala Executive Producer
Taizo Son Executive Producer
Yasushi Kotani Executive Producer
Yuki'e Kitô Co-Producer
Zarina Screwvala Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by:

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